Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Senate approves warrantless wiretapping and telcom immunity, throws out the Fourth Amendment

Another loss for privacy. This just keeps getting scarier. The "War on Terror" is becoming a war on the possessors democracy and freedom.

Cory Doctorow on BoingBoing sez that Stephen sez :

"NY Times has reported that the Senate just approved a bill extending the warrantless wiretapping program AND giving the telcos immunity from prosecution for violating the law and the rights of their customers for compliance in earlier illegal warrantless wiretapping.

And Barack Obama voted for it!

Listen to your phone calls? Record your conversations?

Yes we can, yes we can...

That sound you hear? It's the Bill of Rights being torn in half. Talk about losing the war on terror. Who needs external forces threatening your way of life when your elected lawmakers are doing such a good job of it?"


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